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The GSK Story

Key achievements

We invested £3.1 billion in 2015 in our search to develop new medicines, vaccines and consumer products.

We profiled around 40 new potential medicines and vaccines in our pipeline at our R&D event in 2015, 80 per cent of which we believe are potentially first-in-class.

We have a network of 89 manufacturing sites, and large R&D centres in the UK, US, Belgium and China.

More than 11,000 people work in R&D in our search for new medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

In 2015, we distributed more than 690 million doses of vaccines around the world.

GSK has had a factory in Ulverston since 1948. When it opened, the factory produced penicillin and one of the early visitors was the scientist who discovered the drug, Sir Alexander Fleming. The antibiotics produced in Ulverston today help save the lives of millions of people in over 100 markets worldwide.

GSK plays an active part in the local community. We take on about 10 apprentices each year, we have more than 60 members of staff who are STEM ambassadors, our staff are given time off to volunteer on local projects and we support a number of charities and organisations, such as sports clubs.

£35 Million
in a new state-of-the-art facility in Ulverston
working for GSK in over 150 countries
With large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.